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March 22, 2007

Upgrade! Boston



UPGRADE! BOSTON: Eric Gordon + Show-n-tell :: WHEN: March 22, 7 pm :: WHERE: Art Interactive, 130 Bishop Allen Drive, at the corner of Prospect Street, Cambridge. Free parking in the lot on the corner or take the T to Central Square and walk 1 block OR please join us for live broadcast (4:00 pm SLT) from Emerson College Island (182, 112, 23), Second Life.

Eric Gordon will present “The Digital Possessive: Private Spaces in Public Space.” Gordon is an assistant professor in the Department of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College in Boston. His work focuses on technology in public space, perceptions of place in synthetic worlds, and social software in teaching and learning. His book The Urban Spectator: Emerging Media and the Consumption of the American City is forthcoming from Wayne State University Press.

Show-n-tell will present “webAffairs,” her book about an adult video web community and her story of being both an observer and a performer. Show-n-tell was trained as a graphic designer and artist. She has been designing personal work for the Web practically since its inception the early '90s. She grew up in Turkey and upon graduation from high school came to the U.S. to continue her studies. She currently teaches and resides in the Boston area.

Upgrade! Boston is curated by Jo-Anne Green for Turbulence.org in partnership with Art Interactive. It is one of 22 nodes currently active in Upgrade! International, an emerging network of autonomous nodes united by art, technology, and a commitment to bridging cultural divides. If you would like to present your work or get involved, please email jo[at]turbulence.org.

Posted by jo at March 22, 2007 07:00 PM